Leading and Learning with Digital Literacy and Computer Science is a hybrid professional learning group that provides face-to-face and online content to support educational leadership as educators embrace the Alabama course of study standards for digital literacy and computer science. Technology allows educators and students to transform teaching and learning and to develop crucial skills for communicating, creating, and interacting with each other in a global society. Technology allows digitally and computationally literate students to transition from being consumers of information and media to being producers as well. The goal for this professional learning unit is to prepare administrators to lead teachers and students to the forefront in exploring these technological opportunities. This professional learning unit will allow participants to explore how educators can empower students to use technology responsibly and appropriately to create, collaborate, think critically and apply algorithmic processes. Administrators will collaborate and participate in hands-on activities designed to develop crucial skills for communicating, creating, and interacting with each other as they lead teachers and students in a global society. Alabama Technology in Motion Specialists will facilitate two to three professional learning group meetings and participants must attend all meetings and participate in all online activities. Meeting topics are as follows: Computational Thinking and Computing Analysis, Global Collaboration and Digital Citizenship, and Innovative Designing. In addition to attending group meetings members will meet online to complete technology explorations, digital readings and participate in discussion forums.

This course is for participants from the Gadsden, Attalla, Etowah County, and Cherokee County School Systems for Fall 2014.

This course is for participants of school systems within Calhoun County for Fall 2014.

This course is for participants in Clay County, Cleburne County, Randolph County, and Roanoke City Schools for Fall 2014.

This is the course for participants in the Pell City and St. Clair County School Systems for Fall 2014.